Teams have from February 20 to March 5 to apply the franchise tag to players, if they so choose. Full on-free agency begins on March 13th. The Eagles have 11 unrestricted agents, and 1 restricted free agent on which they must make important decisions in the coming days.
We all remember the team’s free agent frenzy last summer. This year calls for more calm, pragmatic decisions. So, who will come back and who will need to pack for the 2012 season? Let’s take a look.
Restricted free agent:
DT Antonio Dixon: BACK
Dixon was lost early in the season with a triceps injury, so there wasn’t much opportunity to see what Dixon could do in 2011. But in 2010 he showed that he was very effective in stopping the run. As an unrestricted free agent the Eagles will need to tender Dixon an offer in order to keep him. He’s worth another chance.
Unrestricted free agents:WR DeSean Jackson: PACK
I discussed this situation at length yesterday. It seems that Jackson will be placed under the franchise tag...